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a long time. >> the republican nominee to no surprise is greg abbott. he won his easily. and so the fight is on. we have our nominees. '. >> absolute pli. one of the fast nating things in the last couple of days, greg abbott cement months with the birth enand secessionist wings of the party, or as we call them moderates here in texas. but it's very interesting. the last few day, he's done something which suggests a slight movement towards general election. he's show casing his wife, who is a latina. he put a commercial up appealing to hispanic votes. and he has after voting today here in austin, come out and said i am a multiculturist. that's something that you would never hear someone like that say before. >> we're in general election mode right now, moving twads, if not moderate voter, at least moderately conservative voters. >> let's hear more about what wendy davis had to say tonight. >> greg abbott, he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest the decisions that they should make. i will fight for the future of texas. greg abbott is a defender of the status q
of people in texas are not judging ted nugent by this one comment. in fact, an greg abbott, people thought were going to be hurt by the comments has opened up a wider lead, an 11-point lead over wendy davis. i think the democrats went a little bit too hard to try to destroy greg abbott because of his relationship with ted cruz or i should say with ted nugent. it may be backfiring on them today. >> that's an incredible thing if it's true. that he would actual see the poll numbers. go up on the basis of that. >> yeah, i think they overblayed it. i do. i think people in texas that know ted nugent and know what to expect from him and take him with a grain of salt saw them try to destroy greg abbott many believe is a good man and think they may be overplayed their hand. >> that's an interesting question about how they're playing their hand, paul, because there wasn't just the mon grew comment in the comment that ted nugent originally made. he also used the word chimpanzee in i away that seemed to refer pretty clearly to the president. i wanted to play that exchange to you for your reaction beca
story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats best hope in 20 years. texas is one of the reddest states in the country. but she sees it differently. >> i see it purple now. i have seen more people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time that texans voted for governor was in 2010 when only 38% of democrats cast a ballot. a
ted nugent, who has admitted having sex with underage girls. >> it bothers me that greg abbott is partnering with ted nugent knowing he's a predator. >> wendy davis can't some compete with greg abbott. >> i think greg abbott will beet wendy davis by high single digits. over the last 20 years competitive democrats lost. when i say that wendy davis is likely to lose by seven, eight, in my opinion she's running more competitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> democrats appreciate supporting a candidate who they see as having a fighting chance in a state that hasn't elected a democrat since anfernee hardaway richards. >> former australian prime minister julia gillard has a mandate to educate children. focussing on low income areas. she tells ray swar es about getting women into leadership positions. >> i think our world is undergoing a change about gender economy and more women going into politics. i think it's important that more women go into politics for the future. if you believe merits distributed evenly between the sexes leaders should be around half me
and greg abbott and bring you a look at the number one solution you have to proezed so far in this week a's call to action on voting rights. first, our headlines. >>> john kerry has arrived in the ukrainian capital of kiev. >> an emotional wake through the square. >> we will stand with the people of ukraine. >> have had mir putin saying this morning -- >> there is no need for further russian military intervention but the possibility still exists. >> angela merkel told obama she wasn't sure putin was in touch with reality. >> making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well off and well connected. >> it is primary day in texas. >> in the last gubernatorial election, the latino turnout was make or break issue. >> the voices in south texas will be the voices if they engage. >> are you homephobic? >> i'm not homephobic, are you? >> if you had more gay friends you would not wear that tie? >>> we begin today with breaking news. today the tug of war over ukraine is intensifying with russia's president defending his intervention and u.s. upp
will face texas attorney general greg abbott. davis gained national attention for her hours long speech on the floor of the texas legislature last summer there vying to replace rick perry not seeking re-election after 14 years in office. >>> president obama travels to connecticut today to push for an increase in the minimum wage. that's after the president sent congress a $3.9 trillion budget that includes new spending for pre-k program, job training and about $300 billion to repair the nation's aging infrastructure. republicans say there is no chance it will pass. >>> abc news poll out this morning shows record support for gay marriage. the shift in opinion is speeding up with 59% of americans now supporting same-sex marriage. just 34% opposed. 81% say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gaiss and lesbians based on religious belief as recently vetoed by that arizona governor in that proposed bill. >>> sad as it is to say another mardi gras has wrapped up in new orleans. >> thousands of people lined parade routes and packed into the french quarter to celebrate. but it
was already on my way to a divorce. living in a tiny trailer with my daughter amber. >> reporter: greg abbott has attacked her hard luck biography as embellishments saying she didn't divorce until the age of 21 and released a web video portraying the state senator as a flip flopper on guns and abortion. >> so wendy davis has changed a lot of issues. >> reporter: the dennis came pan hit back claiming his relationship with ted nugent. >> it bothered me that he is with ted nugent know his history as a predator. >> reporter: $11 million still can't compete with abbott's $30 million war chest. and abbott continues to beat davis in the polls. a recent poll from the university of texas and the texas tribune puts abbott 11 points ahead of davis. >> is a think that greg abbott will beat wendy davis maybe by high single digits. over the last 20 years even competitive democrats have lost by 12 to 16 points, so when i say that davis is likely to lose by 7, 8, 9 that means she is running more pest till. >> alcompetitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> reporter: democrats appreciate
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general greg abbott and state senator wendy davis cruised to primary wins. take a look. >> in calling the race for me tonight, i've become only the second female democratic gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. greg abbott? he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest, the decisions that they should make. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> in a sign that the establishment versus tea party story line is far from over, not every incumbent republican escaped unscathed last night. lieutenant governor david dewhurst who lost the primary to ted cruz finished second with just 28% of the vote in a four-way race and heads to a runoff against houston state senator and conservative radio host dan patrick in an incredibly vulnerable position. >> there was an article today in washington, someone told me, that said the tea party was dead in texas. as john wayne would say, that'll be the day. the tea party is alive and well. >> i think you're going to discover that there's more
is now set for democrat wendy davis versus republican greg abbott for governor, and that's to say nothing of another winner with one of the most famous names in american politics. let's bring in aisha and chip saltsman. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the big name, big talker, george p. bush, son of jeb, winning the race for land commissioner, which is a big deal in texas. his grandfather tweeting last night, "we couldn't be prouder tonight, good man, hard worker. he'll do a great job if elected." chip, this, obviously, brings up the dynasty question and whether this is just the beginning for george p. bush. >> well, we hope so, and certainly his last name didn't hurt him last night in texas and he was smart in running for a down ballot ticket, important office where he can make his political and policy chops and we expect great things in the future. >> do you have doubt this is just the start for him. >> no, but if his values reflect the values of his family, i'm afraid during the bush years, $600 billion was made by the oil industry and now that he's
davis, and greg abbott won their primaries. doug core den defeated stockman. he faces a run off for what could be the third term. the next round of elections are set for may 27th. >> a family feud escalated into a lawsuit. an 18-year-old new jersey team is suing her parents for high school and college tuition. the court's decision could set a precedent for future parenting. >> teenagers and their parents are bound to have disagreements. they don't usually end up in course, it's not the case for the canings, 18-year-old rachel is suing her parents. her mum and dad ticked her out of the house, refusing to pay her tuition at a catholic high school where she's an honour student and is refusing to pay for college. rachel asked a judge to make them pay with present and future schooling along with $650 in child support, and $13,000 in legal fees. her attorney says rachel's parents had basically abandoned her. >> these people have not called her, not come to see her. they have not sent a penny to her. >> rachel's parents say that is not the case, arguing the teen left home on her own, instead of
year from prescription drug complication resists super bugs. >> texas attorney general greg abbott will be the republican nominee for governor and will run against democrat wendy davis. democrats believe they have a chance to turn the state from red to blue for the first time in three decades. tuesday marked the blowout at mardi gras. the city had been celebrating since mid february. revelers had to deal with colder temperatures and rain. "america tonight" is coming up next. ". >> on american tonight, face-off, ratcheting up the pressure as ukrainian and forces with russian ties stand firm. the diplomatic temperature rises, too. also tonight, not so neighborly. the bay area's boon, while it's driving real estate prices to heights you won't believe. and residents right out of the neighborhood. >> we are here today to say that the city, the tech industry needs to work with tenants to do more to stop displacement and growing out of it. when aut
on arrival, complaining that it runs up the long-term national debt. >>> attorney general greg abbott easily won the primary for governor, the first gop nominee in more than a decade. is he pushing for more freedom and less government. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead those rights come from god. >> meanwhile, democrats are pinning their hopes on state senator weekendy davis, callingr opponent a defender of the status quo. >> i am ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan across this state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush is running for texas land commissioner. but in a stunner at least two prominent republicans were forced into runoffs, lieutenant governor david dewhurst and the oldest serving member of the house also fighting for his job, 90-year-old republican hall. his challenger says he has spent too much time in d.c. >>> what would be the nation's toughest abortion bill has passed the alabama house. i
general greg abbott easily winning the republican primary a. he's the new gop nominee in more than one decade. he wants more freedom and less government. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead those rights come from god. >> democrats pinning their hopes on state senator wendy davis. she called her opponent defender of status quo. >> i'm ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan a across the state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p bush, former son of jeb bush. one lieutenant governor dewhurst and the oldest serving member of the house is fighting for his job. 90-year-old republican paul talked here. his challenger said he spent too much time in d.c. >>> what would be the nation's strongest abortion bill has passed the house. the state house voted 73-29 in favor of the measure. the bill heads to the senate three other restrictions. if signed into law, alabama would join other states with the strongest bills. >>> now to two top democrats over odds in ruling fa
the democratic nomination for governor. she'll face attorney general greg abbott. cornyn and sessions defeated tea party challenges and george p. bush wot the powerful nomination of post of land commissioner. >>> yesterday's explosion in ewing township killed one woman. her body was discovered later in the day on top of a car. seven others were injured. the complex was still smouldering overnight. investigators believe a contractor may have damaged a gas line. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: it could be days before some residents of this ewing township, new jersey, neighborhood will be allowed back into their homes. that is those who have them. as many as 12 homes were destroyed. dozens more damaged in a massive gas explosion. >> there was just this very loud explosion and right after that my front door, glass door got shattered. >> it blew all of our windows in as well as our screen door and storm windows. >> reporter: police say utility crew was working on a power problem and was digging in the neighborhood. >> at that point they struck what they believed to be a gas line and from there
. republicans chose greg abbott to succeed rick perry. wendy davis coasted to the democratic nomination. >>> it's 7:19.7:19 ahead, the $100 million bet to legalize gambling and what it hat may mean for the mob. first, time to check your local weather. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by party city. nobody has more st. patrick's day for less. >>> a new battle over tenure for teachers. >> ahead, how students are now leading a contentious fight. >> the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by allergan. talk to your doctor today about chronic migraine. botox® is an fda-approved treatment that significantly reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's proven to actually prevent headache days. and it's injected by a doctor once every 3 months. the effects of botox® (onabotulinumtoxina) may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as
greg abbott. abbott has come under fire for campaigning with rock star ted nugent. >>> the state house with vote on a water protection spill in west virginia. robert and i have in charleston, and what does this bill specifically propose? >> reporter: del, it's been a long few days for the politicians here in west virginia, the bill went through the judiciary committee over the weekend, and then it hit the finance committee and sort of came to a bit of a halt, but basically it proposes that all above storage chemical tanks here in the state will be due to yearly inspections. there were a couple of things that were stripped that are a bit of controversy here right now. the finance committee removed long-term medical monitoring, which was a major thing that environmentalists, and citizens wanted, because they just weren't sure as to what the long-term effects of the chemicals that were spilled were. and early-warning system detection of chemicals into the river or water supply has always been removed. lobbyists pushed hard to have that stripped. it appears the finance committee agreed bec
general greg abbott saw fit to take place with the rocker, ted nugent recently called president obama a subhuman mongrel. he is the same man who said he would be dead or in jail if he won a second term. she campaigning for greg abbott t. high road has effectively become calling the president nearly dishonest as did texas senator john cornyn. >> people look at what's happening in washington today. they see bad decisions being made. no one is held accountable. >> the conflicts of the american people are shaken to its very core. >> but for his tea party challenger, corn nine might as well sent the president a pa ja ma-gram. stockman created an entire website, corn nine loves obamacare.com. so true the secret and forbidden passion for covering the uninsured. as evidences, corn ninelovesobamacare.com. he failed, by stabbing him in the back by failing to the cruz-led catastrophe last fall's government shutdown. ted cruz who faces a test in texas tomorrow refused to endorse his republican senate colleague and said his vote is between him and the ballot box. as all of ted cruz's votes stay th
. >> 2018 -- >> 2022 is probably democrats best bet if greg abbott -- he's likely to win, 2022 he probably leaves the demographics will be right. george p. bush versus one of the castro brothers. >> you're a geek and crazy but house of representatives is filled with young men and women who have thought this way through for the next 20 years and. >> who's going to quit and run for something else? they've all figured it out. that part of it is like house of cards. chris cillizza and ruth marcus, i love it. thank you. we'll have more on hardball at 7:00 p.m. eastern tonight. >>> he's a fixture in homes as anchor of nbc's "nightly news", on "late night." he had to answer his toughest critic, believe it or not, a 10-month-old baby. >> uh-oh, it's brian williams. [ crying ] >> you're not appealing to the younger demo. >> it's disturbing. as a father of two, first of all, he's being goated by the dad. we have another video of a golden retriever no matter what is going on in the house, my theme and my voice comes on, right into the den. he is a fantastic viewer. if i can impart one lesson to a new
're looking further ahead to norm when they'll go head on with opponent texas attorney general greg abbott. and texas democrats say this election season is still early, and there is still momentum to carry forward. >> this is the dallas democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county party is in full-on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turn out among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement for wendy davis. the senator who filibustered for abortion rates an rights and isn line for governor. >>> texas is one of the reddest states in the country. >> as living in texas i see it purple. i see people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time texans voted for governor was in 2010 when 38% of registered voters cast a ballot. that made it the lowest voter turnout in the nation. and hist
it. good to talk to you. >> polls in texas has closed. greg abbott will be the republican nominee facing off against wendy davis. tea party stockman was defeated, and the 12 person race to replace his house seat is heading to a run off. democrats think they have a chance to turn the state from red to blue for the first time in three decades. the extreme weather is having an impact, especially for small business owners, taking out loans to survive the weather season. mary snow reports. >> fed up. this is deborah koenigsberger's effort to offset losses after cold weather kept women out of her store in new york city. the polar vortex is public enemy number one. >> how much money would you have lost this winter because of the weather? >> i'll say is a good $100,000 because of the weather. it's a lot for us. >> in chicago. >> would you like sample cuts. >> a 50% drop in sale enough to force kendall to take out a loan to pay the bills at his two frozen yoghurt shops. >> it's tough. it's cold. >> the temperature in chicago fell below zero 20 days in september. that's meant that kendall s
't have to question greg abbott's courage because he invited me here today. he understands that god gave us all individual rights and that we wrote them down in the constitution of the bill of rights. i have a feeling there's some undercover agents here somewhere. we welcome you, too, because we love sharing the truth with those that don't get it. >> that is how voting season in texas began this year. with the man who once referred to president obama as a, "subhuman mongrel" campaigning alongside the front-runner for the republican nomination for governor in that state. today was election day in texas. and as hard as this might be to believe, ted nugent's cameo was one of the least nutty parts of the lone star state's primary season. despite causing a minor controversy in appearing alongside america's rockingest political control, greg abbott appears set to sail to an easy primary victory. also looking to catch an easy win today, two-term republican senator john cornyn who seemed for a sliver of a moment like he just might have a serious tea party insurgency on his hands when congressman
of the ticket is attorney general greg abbott. he's the guy who brought ted nugent along for the ride. nugent called president obama a, quote, subhuman mon grel. the left was outraged when a tweet came out on senator davis, calling her, quote, too stupid to be governor. all eyes will be on the race seen as an early test of democrat strategy to turn texas blue. republicans challenge to hold onto their power in the face of changing state-wise demographics that may not be in their favor. joining me lisa frich who says she's a new kind of conservative. let's watch her ad. >> being conservative means fighting obamacare. being conservative means protecting the unborn while demanding women's rights. being conservative means economic opportunity for rich and poor. it's time to say yes to a new kind of conservative. i'm lisa fritch. conservative republican for governor. i'm not your father's conservative. >> so, lisa, you talk in your ad about being a different kind of conservative and it means more than just saying no. i want to ask you about one of the most prominent politicians in your state whose
greg abbott, the republican, and wendy davis, the front running democrat, are likely to win easily the nominations. there are some ballot race that is are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has -- republican side, has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all, as our headline suggest, moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters who, in the republican party, are quite conservative. if you're here in austin or dallas or houston, your television is full of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate from lieutenant governor to agriculture commissioner, attorney general, and the railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things. one is a bible, one is a gun, and one is an assurance that they don't like barack obama. so that's really the message on the republican side. the or headline is the national level. they'd jud cornyn, the incumbent u.s. senator, is being challenged by a number of republicans, including congressman steve stockman, who had hoped to be a strong tea
. >> and the showdown in the great state of texas. democrat wendy davis will take on republican greg abbott in the race for governor. our first read team says primary night was a good night for establishment republicans, not so much for the tea party. mark murray will join us and we'll get mark's insight on the explosive exchange between elijah cummings and darrell issa that we just witnessed on the hill. join the conversation. what do you think of this moment? we'll play a bit more of what happened during that hearing. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you're watching one of the biggest financial services companies in the country at work. hey. thanks for coming over. hey. [ male announcer ] how did it come to be? yours? ah. not anymore. it's a very short story. come on in. [ male announcer ] by meeting you more than halfway. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. on expedia you can book any flight, car and hotel together to save even more. plus, get an extra $100 when you build your custom trip. expedia, find yours. yeah... try new alka seltzer fruit chews. they work fast on heartburn and taste awes
of cite of cag with ted nugent, greg abbott won his primary sounding every bit the ghost of rick perry past. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> greg abbott will go on to face the dwmic winner wendy davis in a closely watched contest in the fall. and as long as we're looking forward, a look in to the crystal ball shows a future for texas that bear as striking resemblance to its past. with the state poised to elect its third george bush. george p. bush cruised to victory in the gop race for land commissioner. the son of jeb and nephew of g.w., george p. did not have to go far to get political pointers from big time texans. >> did you get any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, he gave the best advice and that is just outhust huhuso competition. >> unheard of $3.5 million in fundraising. perhaps by the time george p. bush is ready to begin his campaign for higher office, the texas tea party will be decaffeinated. that is all for now. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 4:0
. >> attorney general greg abbott who is also running for governor of texas said the statal pale immediately. the law remains in effect while being adjudicated. >>> we turn our attention to the ukraine where there is new information about the whereabouts of its out offed president. just moments ago we learned russian news organizations reporting that the president has been staying in moscow and asked for protection from extremists. he hasn't been seen since saturday. also overnight, armed men reportedly seized control of two government buildings in the region and raised the russian flag. it is in the southernmost part of ukraine off the coast of russia. heated clashes broke out there yesterday between protesters who want closer ties with europe and those who are still loyal to moscow. it was part of russia until the 1950s. there is increased tensions between the u.s. and russia after putin announced he was sending more than 150,000 troops near ukraine's boarder for military exercises. russiana denied the war games are related to the crisis in ukraine. but any involvement would be a grave mis
's attorney general greg abbott, same ideology, same deal. he's the man who wants to replace rick perry in the state house. joining us now is kenji yoshina. thank you for being leer. >> it's great to be here. >> i want to talk to you about what happened in arizona, let me ask you first about what happened today with this district court ruling in texas. to be clear, there's the supreme court. and there's the circuit court and the district court. this is the third level down from the supreme court. how important is this ruling beyond just the question of texas couples and whether or not it may result in their marriages. >> i think very important. usually think of the district court being lowest on the tote empole so they can get overruled. one thing trial courts are given deference on are facts. what this judge did was synced himself to other courts from kansas to california and whatever. gay parents are just as good as straight parents. he cited other district court cases. he's creating a web or a net that it's going to be very hard for an appellate court or supreme court to supersede. >
think greg abbott will beat wendy davis by maybe high single digits. even, when i say davis is likely to lose by seven, eight, nine, that means he's running more competitively. >> and all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> jilson says democrats appreciate supporting a candidate in a state that hasn't elected a democrat as governor since 1990. >>> many consider brazil's celebration the greatest show on hurt. flooded a park for traditional block party, carnival in rio is famous for hundreds of parties across the city. >>> in venice hundreds of thousands attended a carnival ball, many events on a two week calendar. traced back to the year 1162. the celebrations rake in an average of $70 million over 20 days. >>> and when it comes to the wild week of carnival, new orleans is not to be outdone. visitors are pouring into the city this weekend and many will pour a few too many drings. ben lemoney lemoine reports. >> you can buy it and bounce from bar to bar. but after all the parades and parties -- good oh yeah, i'm hurting a little bit. >> we had bad hangovers this morning. >> why
davis and greg abbott. we gave you a little taste there. ronan, thank you for getting up a little early today. >> great primer there. >> thank you. winter weather hit overnight from austin, san antonio, houston. it's produced already more than 40,000 power outages. it will damper voter turnout. polls places there will not open until 11:00 am today and in williamson county to the north some polling places were being tlaed as well. of course, texas, half the primary vote -- more than half this time is expected to have already voted early. joining me now, the texas tribune's emily ramshon. one of the ways that democrats are making any progress on registering voters and on ramping up their base here, if it's going to happen, will the raw democratic number in the primaries actually be higher than it was four years ago? what do you expect? >> it's possible that the raw numbers will be higher, largely because there's been a national operation at play here. a lot of obama accolades have been down here in battleground texas, trying to get voters registered. you may see these wintry conditions ke
republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner according to the texas tribune poll. she's part of the linden luruch movement and is calling for president obama's impeachment, her own party has even come out against her. >> democrats want to make sure that even if they don't have a credible challenger to cornyn, they don't have a crazy challenger to cornyn. >> then there's
greg abbott who won the republican nomination. also george p. bush taking the republican case for texas land commissioner and john cornyn turning back a tea party challenge. >>> in hillary clinton decides to run in 2016, a new poll finds she may have support from a somewhat unlikely group, republicans. 8% of republicans said there is a good chance they would vote for her. 8%. 17% says there was some chance they would vote for her. 74% says, no chance at all. mrs. clinton will speak to cleej students at an event at ucla today. >>> a woman was killed in a huge gas leak and explosion in new jersey. they were unable to identify the woman found near a car. seven other people were injured in the accident. dozens of homes were damaged. >>> so an asteroid is on the way and it's going to pass closer to earth than the moon. it's going to happen today around 4:00 p.m. eastern. experts say it poses no threat. it will get no closer than some 200,000 miles away. you will not be able to see it probably because the asteroid would be too dark to view correctly. does it make a sound if you do not see it?
is to have the farthest right wing fruitcake on the ticket run against her. >> is that greg abbott you described? >> he is one of them. with greg we can go after him on the redistricting and fighting the medicaid expansion. there will be a litany of issues that people are angry about. those are the people who are starting to turn out the vote and have a lot of excitement about wendy at the top of this ticket. >> thanks for coming on. state representative donna dukes. i'm going to learn that name and hear it many times. anyway, thank you wayne slater. you always give us the goods. >>> up next, the debate over charter schools. it's a red hot fight right in new york city. did they succeed where public schools have failed or do they just get the best students and get the best numbers? this is "hardball," the place for politics. it's got 1080p video, three times zoom, and a twenty-megapixel sensor. it's got the brightest display, so i can see what i'm shooting -- even outdoors, and 4 mics that capture incredible sound. plus, it has apps like vine -- and free cloud storage. my new lumia icon
, ted nugent's derogatory comments about president obama haven't hurt greg abbott's chances at being the next governor of texas. a new poll shows about abbott's got ooh big lead down there. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a new online poll from the texas tribune and the university of texas, abbott, the republican state attorney general, has an 11-point lead over state senator wendy davis. it's abbott, 47. ms. davis, 36. that raises the question why abbott felt the need to campaign with a ted nugent at his side. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] we'll cook all day today, but we're not staying in the kitchen. just start the slow cooker, add meat and pour in campbell's slow cooker sauce. by the time you get home, dinner is practically done. and absolutely delicious. everyone is cooking with new campbell's slow cooker sauces. >>> welcome back to "hardball." what happened at the white house after the country's governs met there with the president yesterday. it's been getting a loft attention, not all good for louisiana governor bobby jindal. in case you missed
for politics. >>> well, ted nugent's derogatory comments about president obama haven't hurt greg abbott's chances at being the next governor of texas. a new poll shows about abbott's got ooh big lead down there. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a new online poll from the texas tribune and the university of texas, abbott, the republican state attorney general, has an 11-point lead over state senator wendy davis. it's abbott, 47. ms. davis, 36. that raises the question why abbott felt the need to campaign with a ted nugent at his side. we'll be right back. you've tried to forget your hepatitis c. it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage and potentially even liver cancer. if you are one of the millions of people with hepatitis c, you haven't been forgotten. there's never been a better time to rethink your hep c. because peopl
, a conservative jurisdiction, so this is a very, very important decision. >> and greg abbott, the attorney general, who was also running for governor, issued a statement saying that texas would appeal this decision and ultimately he believed that this was going to end up in front of the u.s. supreme court. the u.s. supreme court has, of course, weighed in on same-sex marriage, but they haven't weighed in full throatedly. do you think this is going to end up at the supreme court? >> yes, i think it will because ultimately the federal courts in other areas will weigh in with different decisions. this is such an important national question that i think ultimately it will wend its way to the supreme court for final resolution. >> if the federal law is becoming more inclusive and the state laws are being struck down, what sort of legal options does that leave opponents of same-sex marriage? are laws like what's being proposed in arizona something of a work-around? >> well, yes, that arizona law i think is a blueprint to try to ban, you know, gay marriage and to permit discrimination against gay people.
couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. his attorney general, greg abbott, who is running for governor, said this, the u.s. supreme court has ruled over and over again that states have the authority to define and regulate marriage, but folks, the supreme court is likely to have no choice but to deal with this issue, probably now before the 2016 election. just think about that, in 2015, 2016, what happens when they finally deal with this. just too many federal cases now around the country. i'm joined by former arizona congressman jim colby. he came out in 1996 to become the second openly gay republican to serve in congress. of course, he represented part of the state of arizona. congressman, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, chuck. >> i just want to get your initial reaction to governor brewer's decision. >> well, it was the right decision. i'm certainly pleased that she did it. i felt all along that when she weighed all the issues that she would do exactly what she did. she's right. it's not necessary. it doesn't -- it harms the reputation of the state of arizona, and it would
her opponent greg abbott and why she continues to focus on his appearances with ted nugent. >> what do you say to critics who say it's too much of a side show? >> i disagree. we're all responsible for our actions. he has reflected by associating himself with a person like nugent what the values really are. >> fighting words from wendy davis. you can catch the rest of my one on one interview with her tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on "ronan farrow daily." tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on msnbc. but first, we're going to look at why president obama had to issue a challenge to the prime minister ahead of their face to face meeting today. >>> ellen degeneres went selfie happy. i feel left out. daily panel tries to cheer me up. the solutions. the innovations. all waiting to help us build something better. something more amazing. a safer, cleaner, brighter future. at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. ♪ humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car repl
-off there. in the democratic race, wendy davis will face republican state attorney general greg abbott in the general election this november, after both sailed to primary wins down there. and the bush legacy continues. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush, easily won the republican nomination for texas land commissioner, an elected job down there. >> do you give any advice from your dad? >> well, at the beginning of the effort, you know, he gave the best advice. that's just outhustle your competition. that's been the best advice i have gotten in the family. >> how about your uncle? >> you know, he always said texas is like its own country, and i was born in houston, went to texas schools. married a beautiful west texan, and my boy is a third generation, but until you put your name on a state-wide ballot, you don't fully get that sense. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? an apron is hard work. an apron is pride in what you do. an apron is not quitting until you've made something a little better. what does an apron have to do with car insurance? for
greg abbott secured the g.o.p. nomination in a tuesday primary, while democrats chose state senator wendy davis. they'll face off in november. >> ifill: israel seized a ship in the red sea today and said it carried advanced rockets intended for palestinian militants in gaza. the naval raid happened in international waters, about a thousand miles off eilat on the israeli coast. the rockets were found aboard a ship flying the panamanian flag. israel's military said they were made in syria and smuggled by iran. traveling in los angeles, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it's shows iran cannot be trusted, especially in ongoing nuclear talks. >> these weapons were going to be used against israel. the entire operation, this clandestine operation was organized by iran. while iran is conducting these talks, smiling to the international community it continues to arm terrorist groups continues to perpetrate terrorism around the world. >> ifill: iran denied any involvement. and a spokesman for hamas, the militant group ruling gaza, denied the rockets were bound for its territory.
in the past, to mitch mcconnell, to the committee, he's given money to rick perry, greg abbott, and is now running as a republican. he is the epitome of a wolf in sheep's clothing. the bible analogy, the wolf analogy. for your viewers, we did invite all of the texas senate candidates here in the primary on the show, so if he wants to come on and respond, he's still welcome to do that. you have a primarily officially next week, so of course we wish you luck with that. maxey -- scherr thanks for your time. >> thanks for having me. >>> rupert murdoch says that potus was right to focus on youth education. all kinds deserve good, full, high school ed indications. huge dropout rate enlarges under class xwof rushing usa, he tweets. predicting the future is a pretty difficult thing to do. but, manufacturing in the united states means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to be craft oriented. no one's losing their job. there's no beer robot that has suddenly chased them out. the technology is actually creating new jobs. siemens designed and built the right tools and resources t
candidates to run for six of texas's top jobs and that includes the matchup between wendy davis and greg abbott for governor. nine days of early voting ended last week. members also show more republicans early voting. >>> celebrities, quinton tarantino and hugh laurie kicking off fat tuesday. a little rain and temperatures in the 40s won't stop the quest for beads or dozen or so parades throughout the city today. the first one started at 6:00 a.m. never too early for a drink when you're in new orleans. people camped out all night to get prime real estate. the celebration will pump more than $750 million into the local economy. we don't know how much of that involves hurricanes, if you know what that is. drink, yeah. >>> seems like the first lady is everywhere, pushing to revamp food labels, get kids moving. now she's heading to china this month. how much of president obama's legacy might rest with michelle. >>> but first we'll dig into the president's budget. he's proposing new tax cuts to help with child care costs and support low-income workers. we'll talk to the top house democrat on
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